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About a Boy PG-13

One ordinary couple. One little white lie.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 12, 2016
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 31,164,081
While the movie has some awkwardly executed scenes and slow spots... this is a comedy with a heart... It's funny, it's smart, it's poignant - and it's set on Planet Earth. Full Review
Buffalo News
May 24, 2017
...[The directors] deliver a punchy, smirking script, laced with irreverence. Just as importantly, there's real chemistry between Grant and his young co-star...
Total Film
May 2, 2002
In print. Hornby's story was lapped up by women. On screen, it looks likes the worst kind of unconvincing, unfelt schmaltz, and faintly misogynist in the subordination of its female characters to the needs of its male star. Come back, Richard Curtis. Full Review
The Spectator
Jan 29, 2018
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...a thoroughly average piece of work... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Mar 17, 2015
The directors Paul and Chris Weitz -- the American Pie brothers -- have tried hard not to make a tearjerker, and at its best the movie is knowing and tart.
New Yorker
Feb 10, 2014
Rating: 4/5 -- About a Boy is truly a love story, with dialogue and a story line that's both pop and universally timeless, which is gold for moviegoers.
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Feb 10, 2014
Mainstream comedies should all be this funny and tender and deftly performed. Full Review
Slate
Feb 10, 2014

Product Description:

ABOUT A BOY, directed by Chris and Paul Weitz, stars Hugh Grant as Will Freeman, a proudly self-absorbed 38-year-old Londoner. Living lavishly off the royalties from a hit Christmas song penned by his father, Will excels at nothing except doing nothing, which, in his case, includes shopping for CDs and having his hair "professionally disheveled." When Will makes a guilt-free exit from a brief fling with a single mom, he decides to crash a meeting of S.P.A.T. (Single Parents, Alone Together) in pursuit of more single mothers. This scheme leads to meeting Suzie (Victoria Smurfit) and Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), the socially awkward 12-year-old son of her flaky best friend, Fiona (Toni Collette). A series of odd situations leads to Will and Marcus becoming unlikely friends, and gradually both of their lives start to change for the better. However, when Will falls for the lovely Rachel (Rachel Weisz) and attempts to pass Marcus off as his son, things go awry. In order to win the heart of Rachel and make amends with Marcus, Will must finally grow up--and completely embarrass himself in front of hundreds of people.

Reveling in its characters' quirks and flaws, ABOUT A BOY is a smart, funny, and fast-paced comedy, meticulously crafted by the Weitz brothers. Grant, in possibly the best performance of his career, wisely covers his patented charm with a shallow facade, and Hoult avoids being too cute or precocious; instead, the two actors develop believable characters that grudgingly warm up to each other. Collette is suitably bizarre as a depressed hippie mother, and Weisz provides excellent support in her relatively small role. However, it's clear from the title that this film is about the boys. And that includes Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) who contributes an outstanding soundtrack that recalls Simon and Garfunkel's work on THE GRADUATE. Given Nick Hornby's excellent source material, ABOUT A BOY could have easily been an enjoyable movie, but in the hands of its talented collaborators, it's a truly exceptional tale.

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  • Theatrical release: May 17, 2002
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,106
  • UPC: 025192337277
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